Butterfly HARIMOTO INNERFORCE ALC Review

Harimoto Innerforce ALC blade was developed with and used by Harimoto. It is similar to the Innerforce Layer ALC with moderate speed and a slightly larger paddle size. This is a racket that supports aggressive forehand and backhand play.

Tomokazu Harimoto Alc
Butterfly Harimoto Tomokazu Innerforce ALC

Specifications

 HARIMOTO INNERFORCE ALC
ClassOFF
weight88g
Thickness6.0mm
StyleATTACK
Plies5W+2ALC
SurfaceKOTO wood
Speed8.4
Control8.7
Spin7.0
Stiffness4.5
Hardness6.0
Consistency7.5
Reaction10.7
Vibration9.2
Head Dimensions158x152mm
Handle Dimensions100x25mm
ManufacturerButterfly
Made inJapan

Play with Harimoto Innerforce ALC

Attack

Harimoto Tomokazu Innerforce Alc is relatively soft, and it will feel like pure wood under small power. The arc is better, but the feedback to the hand is not particularly clear.

Tomokazu Harimoto ALC has the average speed and strength under small power, and there is no special feeling.

In the middle and far table, the speed is not particularly fast, but it feels very stable, the power and continuity of the blade is excellent.

If you have enough strength to penetrate this racket, it can have more sufficient deformation and stronger strength.

When attacking close to the table, the power is not very prominent, but the ball is well controlled.

Defense

A larger board surface will provide a better sense of holding the ball. On the defensive side, Harimoto Tomokazu Innerforce Alc does not shake hands and is very stable.

When defending, you can freely control the line and drop point. It can be said that this is a very suitable blade for pursuing changes in defense.

 When defending, the ball is returned very quickly, and the ball is still very stable. The feedback from the opponent is very high quality. It can be said that this racket is more suitable for active defense than passive defense.

However, it requires some basic skills and is more suitable for advanced ping pong players.

Control

In terms of control, the Tomokazu Harimoto ALC has a good feeling.

Because of the near-pure wood feel, it is easy to control the ball with fine drop points, and it is comfortable to the short ball. The control of the blade is very good.

Speed

The speed of Tomokazu Harimoto ALC is not particularly fast, but moderate and stable, with an excellent continuous attack. It is not a blade known for its speed!

Rotate

Similar to the Innerforce Layer ALC with moderate speed and the “feeling of grasping the ball”, the blade size was designed slightly Allowing for a softer touch and increased ball dwell time during topspin play.

The blade also performed well for the backhand flick, as the feeling of grasping was very good, the success rate was relatively high.

The rotation is average under a small power, but under a big power, will have a strong rotation.

Summary

 Grade
Feeling3.5
Rotate4
Control4.5
Defense4.5
Speed3.5

1、Harimoto Tomokazu Innerforce Alc is a very stable blade, so it can give the players enough support for the fast and changeable style of play.

2. Power: Power is not the strong point of this equipment, and it is slightly inferior to the Long 5 which has the same inner structure, and it requires more power. But if the player’s power is enough, it is also very comfortable when the player is far away from the table.

3、Rotate: In terms of Rotate, the feeling of holding the ball and the friction is very good When driving a backspin, which can make a beautiful arc for the ball.

4、Control and defense: Defense is the highlight of this blade, it is very stable, and the control is also very advantageous, which is suitable for the set of a sudden change of line when defending.

Who is suitable for harimoto tomokazu alc?

Players who are looking for stability and variation in fast attacks, and those who lack power, are not recommended to try this equipment.

What kind of rubbers should be used?

  • Stable configuration.
    • Forehand: DHS Hurricane 3 (39 degrees), Donic Blue Fire M1
    • Backhand: Donic F3, Butterfly t05FX, suitable with softer rubbers
  • Offensive configuration.
    • Forehand: Butterfly T05 HARD, OMEGA VII (omega 7), Andro R50
    • Backhand: Butterfly T05, Donic F1

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